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Question 1: ________ carbonates (considered as inorganic precipitates) found in the caves have been subject to scientific studies.
StalactiteSpeleothemCalcium carbonateLimestone

Question 2: The pyroxenite outcrops are dark and massive and include discontinuous calc-silicate bands, some of brown mica and others with ________.
Calcium carbonateAragoniteCarbonCalcite

Question 3: On the discovery of the caves, there are several legends, which the ________ (Jatapu, Porja, Kondadora, Nookadora, valmiki etc.
AdivasiAssamIndiaBihar

Question 4: The average annual rainfall reported is 950 mm (3.1 ft) (mostly occurring during the northeast ________).
South AsiaIndiaAsiaMonsoon

Question 5: [7] While the caves are basically limestone formations, the area surrounding these are of ________ formations which are prospected for precious stones like rubies.
MicaSerpentine groupBiotiteMuscovite

Question 6: The Andhra Pradesh State Tourism Department has installed 26 mercury, sodium vapor and ________ electric lamps, which provide beautiful views of the formations (pictured).
MetalNonmetalHalogenNoble gas

Question 7: The popular legend is that a ________, grazing on the top of the caves, dropped 60 m (196.9 ft), through a hole in the roof.
CattleWild boarDeerWater Buffalo

Question 8: [6][8] ________ and December are ideal months to visit the caves.
MayNovemberDecember 26November 1

Question 9: He found a stone inside the cave that resembled a ________, which he interpreted as the Lord Shiva who protected the cow.
LingamAumHinduismSwami Vivekananda

Question 10: ________ springs discharge into the cave passages causing corrosion of limestone.
CarbonArsenicOxygenSulfur







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